Prognosis of Coma
Prognosis for Coma:
outcome for coma and vegetative state depends on the cause and on the
location, severity, and extent of neurological damage: outcomes range from
recovery to death. People may emerge from a coma with a combination of
physical, intellectual, and psychological difficulties that need special
attention. Recovery usually occurs gradually, with patients acquiring more
and more ability to respond. Some patients never progress beyond very
basic responses, but many recover full awareness.
Patients recovering from
coma require close medical supervision. A coma rarely lasts more than 2 to
4 weeks. Some patients may regain a degree of awareness after vegetative
state. Others may remain in a vegetative state for years or even decades.
The most common cause of death for a person in a vegetative state is
infection such as pneumonia.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Coma Information Page: NINDS)
...see also Overview of Coma
Coma: Duration statistics
Duration of Coma: often short; rarely more than 2-4 weeks ...see also Overview of Coma
Complications of Coma may include:
Complications of Coma from the Diseases Database include:
Source: Diseases Database
See also complications of Coma.
Coma: Research More
The 'prognosis' of Coma usually refers to the likely outcome
The prognosis of Coma
may include the duration of Coma, chances of complications of Coma,
prospects for recovery, recovery period for Coma, survival rates,
and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Coma.
Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
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